ANN ARBOR—An after-school program that empowers young people to be agents of change in their communities has helped 8th-grade students in one Michigan area develop more prosocial behaviors and avoid antisocial behaviors, say University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers. A five-year evaluation of the Youth Empowerment Solutions program developed by U-M and piloted

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The water crisis in Flint is a public health emergency, and many of us are wondering what we can do to help. There are several non-profits in Flint that are accepting monetary and water donations for families in need. Let’s do our part and Fill-A-Truck for Flint. The Prevention Research Center and Michigan Youth Violence

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Bentley Middle School is one of eight schools in Genesee County participating ins the Genesee County After School Study (GCAS). Visit the YES website to find out more about the GCAS project. As part of the YES Curriculum (unit 2), the Bentley YES team took photos of assets and liabilities around their school for their PhotoVoice

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This week, past and present PRC/MI partners, faculty and staff came together to recognize and celebrate over two decades of partnership. It was an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication of each of our partner groups and reflect on our accomplishments. Our focus on  health equity and reducing health disparities has been at the core of many projects over

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Two new health briefs from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey are now available to download: Health Brief No. 31 Pollution & Air Quality (November, 2013) In this issue, we address ways to improve indoor air quality, including detecting and protecting against radon pollution. We also present data from about smoking rates and behavior in the

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Our own Susan Morrel-Samuels appeared on MSNBC News on July 13.  She joined Jarvis DeBerry, Columnist for the Times-Picayune, on Disrupt with Karen Finney. She discussed what we are doing to prevent youth violence and offered comment on the recent Injury Center Study (Zimmerman and Cunningham among the co-authors) that was published just last week. Watch the

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